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Tag: Economy

IRA Changes In President’s New Budget

Watch this video on YouTube Lost in the hoopla over the government shutdown, defunding Obamacare, and raising the debt ceiling are some proposals contained in President Obama’s budget that will have a significant impact on retirees, inheritors, and savers. Most...

What Is a Middle-Class Income?

Watch this video on YouTube The middle class. Marketers target it. Politicians champion it. Economists talk about it. Most of us consider ourselves part of it. Yet, when I’ve asked for a clear definition, I have not found anybody yet that really can tell me what...

Does Uncle Sam Want Your IRA?

Watch this video on YouTube “The Feds Want Your Retirement Accounts.” This was the headline of a February 22 post on the American Thinker blog recently forwarded to me by a reader. Normally I hit delete on articles warning of some type of impending...

Betting on a Winner With International Bonds

Watch this video on YouTube US investors and fans of the St. Louis Rams have something in common. Both have seen their home teams fall from prominence to mediocrity in the past ten years. In 2000 the Rams won the Super Bowl, but in 2011 they ended the season tied for...

It’s Not How Much You Earn; It’s How Much You Control

Watch this video on YouTube Owning a home is part of the American Dream. Financial experts tell us owning a car is better than leasing. And who would think of not owning the clothes you wear? The concept of “that’s mine” runs so deep it’s...